Letters From the House Between Summer Into Fall #1 2014 Publication Date: 08/18/2014
I was told by a friend that I would need to eat an enormous amount of crow after moaning about down-sizing to a thousand square feet, but back in March I had no idea we were going to have more flexibility than we imagined. You may remember, we had just sold Toad Hall and were staggered that it was only on the market for three days, when we received four offers and all were more than our asking price. After much euphoria and relief we were immediately under pressure to find a place and get out by July.
NOTES FROM TOAD HALL Spring #2 2014 Publication Date: 08/17/2014
We live in a climate where the seasons are sharp. There is no mistaking them. Winter freezes everything including our senses; but they waken again with the shifting south wind, in slight rises in temps, in clouds changing from steel gray to white muslin, when it is still well below freezing, we sniff the air and say, “I smell spring!”
From the Editor (Denis Haack) Cormac McCarthy and the Ironwork Elm (Steven Faulkner) Three Haiku (Scott Schuleit) Darkened Room: Failing the Test (R. Greg Grooms) Darkened Room: Questions for Noah (Mark Ryan)
We have recently moved, from Rochester, MN to Savage, MN. Not too far in terms of geography, but a real change in every other way.
Transition and change are inevitable and constant, for we are creatures of time. That is not a bad thing, in itself, but in a broken world can be wearisome. We may be creatures in time but we long for something unchanging.
If you share that longing you might be interested in what we have posted on this site. Thanks for visiting.